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Category Archives: Life in Switzerland
In just a few weeks, Saving the Lakeside Hotel will be out and I’ll be sharing lots of scenic spring photos of Switzerland, as Stacy and Emily arrive at the hotel and realise it’s not quite what they’d expected… Meanwhile, … Continue reading
Several years ago now, I self-published the Lakeside Hotel series, five feel-good novellas about Stacy from Cheshire and Rico from N.E. Switzerland. It was fun, and a restful contrast to my rather gloomier psychological suspense fiction, but I always felt … Continue reading
My Christmas read this time was Val McDermid’s 1989, a great book and a year I remember very well. In 1989 we were living in the same town in N.E. Switzerland, a little further from Lake Constance than we are … Continue reading
If anything taught us that nothing lasts forever, it was 2022. The moment we got used to the covid numbers going down, up they went again. As soon as we were accustomed to calling one person ‘the prime minister’, someone … Continue reading
It was a snowy Saturday night in St Gallen. This is the last post now until January. After nine years, my blog is in dire need of a good clear-out, and I suspect that might not be as easy as … Continue reading
I was at the Swiss National Museum last week, and found these… See you next week!
For the past few weeks, I’ve been taking photos of fountains in our local area here in N.E. Switzerland, some in our little town, others in St Gallen, our nearest city. There’s quite a variety… First up – our town’s … Continue reading
After all the rain we’ve had recently, it was good to have some sunshine last week. I thought I’d walk through the woods and see how the beaver dams (there are three) were getting on. I tried to go on … Continue reading
Water… a weekend walk to the lake. It makes such a difference where the sun is – the two last photos were taken less than a minute apart, but looking in different directions.